Love love love these Valentine’s cakes!

valentine's day cake

I have to say I’m absolutely nuts about cakes! It might be odd to some, but I like looking at and baking cakes more than I like eating them and it’s the really creative ones I fall in love with. Like the scrumdelicious Rainbow Cakes we featured in January 2010 – I copied one for my youngest son’s third birthday and the thrill of the cutting had me jumping up and down with excitement!

When I saw this Valentine’s cake from I Am Baker I just had to write a Valentine’s feature about cakes. A child-like glee washes over me when I look at such pretty cakes, such works of art, and knowing how much work goes into something like this, well it inspires more than a little awe. So sit back and enjoy the eye candy, or hop straight into the kitchen and get baking!

I am Baker roundup valentine's day cakes

You simply must look at I Am Baker’s roundup of Valentine’s baking ideas – stunning!

Bakerella cake pops valentine's day

Pop on over to Bakerella’s blog for fab ideas and free printables for cupcake toppers or cakepop decorations. Buy her fab book from Fishpond for $22.95.

valentine's day cupcakes

Chatelaine is running fourteen days of Valentine’s Day cupcakes. I love the Lovepup cupcake design from Coco Cake – my soon-to-be six-year-old son’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day and this one is just for him. Not everyone wants girly pink celebratory cakes!

Vanilla Lily valentine's day cupcakes

Not one for baking? Then order these delectable Red Velvet cake cupcakes from Vanilla Lily Cakes for $70 per dozen.

red velvet cupcake

While we’re on the topic of Red Velvet Cake, this old Southern US favourite is catching on all over the world. We can’t buy the packet mixes over here, but we sure can whip them up from scratch. Here’s a recipe from Amy Butler featured on Design Sponge. Conversion to metric is needed but well worth the effort!

Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day whether single or attached – make a cake anyway to celebrate the love you receive from the special people in your life!

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